Brighton host Newcastle in the Premier League this weekend with both sides looking to build upon their positive starts to the season.
The Seagulls ensured Erik ten Hag suffered a loss on his Manchester United debut while the Magpies swept aside Nottingham Forest.
Brighton secured their first ever win at Old Trafford with a 2-1 victory as Newcastle eased to a comfortable 2-0 triumph against the newly-promoted side.
Toon boss Eddie Howe will be bolstered by his stunning record at the Amex, where he recorded his biggest away top-flight win of his career while in charge of Bournemouth in 2019.
Newcastle are set to wear a special one-off shirt for this weekend’s trip to Brighton due to all three of this season’s strips clashing.
Brighton vs Newcastle: talkSPORT commentary
This Premier League clash will take place on Saturday, August 13.
talkSPORT 2 will have live and exclusive coverage of the showdown at the Amex which will kick-off at 3pm.
Dan Windle will be your presenter while commentary will come from Ian Danter and former Arsenal winger Perry Groves.
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Brighton v Newcastle: Team news
The hosts didn’t look as if they missed former star men Yves Bissouma and Marc Cucurella in the win over United.
Graham Potter otherwise has the same options as he did last week, with Jakub Moder the only long-term absentee.
As for Newcastle, Jonjo Shelvey will be sidelined for the next few months after undergoing surgery on a hamstring injury.
Emil Krafth and Jamaal Lascelles are both struggling with minor thigh problems but neither are thought to be serious issues.
Brighton v Newcastle: What has been said?
Gabby Agbonlahor has discussed Howe’s decision not to strip Jamaal Lascelles of the Newcastle captaincy in the wake of Aston Villa boss Steven Gerrard taking the armband from Tyrone Mings.
He told talkSPORT: “I think first of all, Paul McGrath is a legend of the game and Aston Villa, but Steven Gerrard is the manager. He decides who he plays. If he doesn’t want to play Tyrone Mings, he doesn’t play him.
“He’s in charge, he’s there to make the big decisions. There must be a reason behind it. Has he seen enough of him in the nine months he’s been at Aston Villa that he’s not for him?
“Did he know two weeks before the season started that he wasn’t going to be in the starting lineup?
“I know at Newcastle, Lascelles is still captain and he’s not a starter, but you want to name a captain who you feel is going to play every game.
“John McGinn will play every game, he is one of Aston Villa’s better players so I understand Gerrard giving him the armband.”
Brighton v Newcastle: Match facts
- 16% of Newcastle striker Callum Wilson’s Premier League goals have come in August (10/62). Among current players, only Raheem Sterling (14) and Jamie Vardy (11) have scored more Premier League goals in August than Wilson.
- Brighton’s Pascal Groß has scored four goals in his last four Premier League games, as many as he had in his previous 79 appearances in the competition. 15 of his 19 Premier League goals have come in home games, with his brace at Manchester United on the opening weekend doubling his away tally.
- Newcastle boss Eddie Howe has won five Premier League games against Brighton, his joint-most against a single opponent along with Everton. His biggest away top-flight win of his career came at the Amex Stadium in April 2019 as Bournemouth manager (5-0).
- Newcastle had more shots (23) and more shots on target (10) than any other Premier League side in the opening round of games, well up from their averages per game from last term (11.8 shots, 3.9 on target).
- Before this season, Newcastle had lost both of their opening two league games in four of the last six campaigns. Following their 2-0 victory over Nottingham Forest this term, they’re looking to win both of their opening two league games for the first time since 1997-98.
- Brighton are looking to win three consecutive Premier League games for the second time, previously doing so in October 2018. The Seagulls have won six of their last nine league games (D2 L1), picking up victories at Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United in that run.
- Newcastle have won five Premier League away games so far in 2022, already more than they won on the road in the whole of 2021 (4). The Magpies last won more Premier League away games in a single calendar year in 2013 (7).
- Brighton ended the 2021-22 campaign with two home league wins, beating Manchester United and West Ham United. The Seagulls last won three in a row at the Amex Stadium in the Premier League in October and November 2019.
- Following a 2-1 victory in March, Newcastle are looking to secure consecutive league wins over Brighton for the first time since beating them twice in the 2016-17 Championship campaign.
- Brighton have never lost a home Premier League game against Newcastle in five previous meetings (W2 D3), only facing West Ham as often without losing at the Amex Stadium in the competition.
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